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Staff Writer — Adweek
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I'm a reporter, editor, author, historian and lecturer. In my dreams I walk around in Gucci croc loafers.

Why Black Friday Is an Overrated Retail Barometer and Always Was

adweek.com — Travis Dent hopes Black Friday just dies, not least because it's already killed seven people. "The only thing 'doorbuster' deals has going for it is novelty," says Dent, a Web developer who also runs Black Friday Death Count, a Web site that clocks the injuries and fatalities that happen on the biggest shopping day of the year.

What Would Bob Marley Think About the New Marley Naturals Cannabis?

adweek.com — On the cover of 1973's Catch a Fire album, there's a photo of Bob Marley that's become an icon for the transcendent powers of smoking marijuana. The reggae master squints into the camera, a joint the size of a stovepipe sagging from his lips.

Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses have graced celebrity noses for 60 years

adweek.com — Style and color are very important when it comes to sunglasses, but as any fashionista-or just anyone who lives in L.A.-will tell you, no frames get hot until celebrities put them on. In 1955, James Dean did. Photo: Nick Ferrari Their maker, Ray-Ban, called them Wayfarers.

Tiffany & Co.'s artsy subway car may be heading for other cities

adweek.com — Lots of subway trains stop in New York. But only one of them stopped at an art gallery in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood last week. The doors slid open for a select few, who breezed in with invitations in hand and walked back out with engraved silver bracelets. Then the train disappeared.

Will.i.am's Brands Can Be Curiously Hard to Find

adweek.com — Will.i.am has never had much trouble generating publicity. His funky wardrobe helps, as does his music cred: He's a founding member of the seven-time Grammy-winning group The Black Eyed Peas, and happens to be the only artist in the world to have sent music to Mars (his tune "Reach for the Stars" rode aboard NASA's Curiosity mission.)

Rubick’s Cube turns 40, and is still the world’s most popular toy

adweek.com — The event, in case you missed it, was called the Zonhoven Open. It took place in Belgium last March, and it witnessed 18-year-old Mats Valk do something remarkable. The lanky teen picked up a color-scrambled Rubik's Cube, whirred it around in his fingers and slammed it down--solved--in 5.55 seconds.

Rubick’s Cube turns 40, and is still the world’s most popular toy

adweek.com — The event, in case you missed it, was called the Zonhoven Open. It took place in Belgium last March, and it witnessed 18-year-old Mats Valk do something remarkable. The lanky teen picked up a color-scrambled Rubik's Cube, whirred it around in his fingers and slammed it down--solved--in 5.55 seconds.

How One World Trade Center Is Branding Its Spectacular Views

adweek.com — In the old days (say, 1996) if you wanted to check out the views from the top of the World Trade Center, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey charged you 8 bucks for the ear-popping elevator ride to the observation deck.

9Lives' Morris the Cat Breaks Long Silence in an Exclusive Interview

adweek.com — As any celebrity will admit, if you've been out of the public spotlight for a few years, it can be pretty tough to get back on your feet. Especially if you have four of them. Just ask Morris-Morris the Cat, for those of you too young to remember the plump, orange tabby who pitched 9Lives cat food on TV.

Experts Weigh in on the Duck Tape Versus Duct Tape Imbroglio

adweek.com — If you happen to be working on a Halloween costume this week, remember two things: Nothing beats duck tape when you need to fashion a quick coffin or a knight's shield, and if you do a really good job of it, you can enter the annual Stick or Treat contest (first prize: a thousand bucks), which crowns the most innovative use of duck tape.
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Nov 17, 2014

One for the Who Knew? Department: Ten mascots who are secretly related to Kermit the Frog. bit.ly/1xC3mt7 @GarrettSloane

Nov 14, 2014

I'm taking the R train tonight, but I WISH I were aboard the @TiffanyandCo subway bit.ly/1utrYUW

Nov 14, 2014

An exclusive peek inside Tiffany & Co.'s luxury subway train (what other kind would they build?) bit.ly/1utrYUW

Nov 11, 2014

Finally, a use of drones that's not controversial. Drone video of incredible Tower of London poppies: ind.pn/10LGtr9

Nov 11, 2014

Why the best celebrity spotting in NYC is in the same building as a Kmart: bit.ly/1xm39dE

Nov 11, 2014

Reports of traditional media's death appear to be greatly exaggerated bit.ly/1wfZStg

Nov 11, 2014

Rubik's Cube turns 40 this year. Here's the story of how it became the world's most twisted toy: bit.ly/1uYTpbe

Nov 06, 2014

Artist Alex Holden's immensely great retro choking poster staring at me at Clark's Standard last night. pic.twitter.com/o2NDfonHNF

Nov 06, 2014

RT @FT: Free to read, on the Virgin Group: The paradoxes of the Branson empire on.ft.com/1sjCJoq pic.twitter.com/aoVdp75hKT

Oct 31, 2014

Damned if that Google Maps doesn't tell us ALL we need to know—including how much my local post office sucks. pic.twitter.com/h5U4M4eKpr

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